Welcome To The Stony Brook Camera Club


For over 50 years SBCC's mission statement has been “To promote enjoyment and proficiency in all aspects of photography through education, fellowship, exchange of knowledge and experience; and a broad appreciation of nature and environment.”  SBCC includes and welcomes members of all abilities. Whether a casual smartphone shooter or an advanced photographer, everyone grows in knowledge and experience through SBCC’s many programs and workshops.

The Stony Brook Camera Club meets virtually on Thursdays at 6:30 PM for a social hour and 7:30 for the program from September to June. See our calendar for the schedule of events. Our meetings feature competitions, speakers, image studies and discussions of general interest. We also sponsor a number of image-taking activities all year. Anyone is welcome to attend and experience what we are about, although participation in competitions and our many activities requires membership (see the Membership menu item in the Main Menu above).

We hope you enjoy this site and your time with us all.


The Slideshow to the right features  Ribbon Winning Images from our Image of the Year Competition

Interested in seeing what Stony Brook Camera Club is all about? You are welcome to join as a Guest Member for 30 days. Just fill out this Form and you will be added to the attendee list for the next 30 days. 

Upcoming Meetings


For now, all of our meetings will either be:

"Zoom" - This meeting is via Zoom only
"Franklin" - This meeting is in person in Franklin at the Church of the Redeemer and via Zoom. See below for our Covid Policy

June 1st - Zoom -  "Image Makers"

Image Makers showcases a body of work from four outstanding Stony Brook photographers. This year’s presenters are Hali Sowle, Donna Parker, Mike Shaffner, and Sarah Keates.

June 8th -  Franklin - SBCC Women vs Men Photo Challenge


The Challenge will be held on June 8, 2023 both at the Church and on Zoom. Your image will be shown side-by-side with your counterpart, where 2 judges (one female, one male) will evaluate and pronounce the winner. The overall Women vs Men winner will be tabulated and announced at the end of the evening.

While this is a Challenge, it is designed to be fun. Embrace the fun!

Important dates   -  Submit image by June 1, 2023 . Submission instructions will be forthcoming. 


27 Categories. 54 Competitors. Only one will be victorious - will it be the Women or the Men?




June 15th – Franklin – Year-End Banquet and Meeting (Business Meeting & Awards)


We will be holding a year-end banquet on Thursday, June 15 from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Anglican Church of the Redeemer in Franklin.

All food will be provided by the club. The menu includes mini sandwich and croissant sandwich platters, fruit & veggie platters, chips, drinks, and dessert. Dinner will be followed by our last club meeting of the year, which will begin at 7:30 pm and include a business meeting and awards. The meeting portion of the evening will be broadcast on Zoom.

To reserve your spot, please register using the link below and pay a $5 donation.

Your registration will give us a firm head count of people that will attend so that we can order the right amount of food. It will also help to replenish our Scholarship Fund, with 100% of the monies collected to be given to the fund for next year’s recipients.  Weather permitting, we will be outdoors on the church lawn and patio areas. You may want to bring your own lawn or camping chair.  If the weather is not favorable, we will be indoors.

Please register no later than Tuesday, June 13 at 11:59 pm.

Registration>>>  /club/Event_Registration.aspx?EventId=c2a3b76d-9a71-4190-817b-e10e0e9aaf1b



Field Trips and Events of Interest





Upcoming Workshops




SBCC members can join the SBCC Meetup group for free. We schedule photo walks and field trips via Meetup. This is the LINK to Meetup. How to schedule a Meetup - click HERE


Rob DeRobertis Restrospective and Chat File

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Through Your Eyes Invitation - Highlighting Some Of Our Members

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Check out more videos HERE


After 2 years of hiatus, SBCC Reflections is back! In case you aren't familiar with the newsletter, you can check out past issues HERE.

Donna Parker and Tom Amsterburg are now the editors of Reflections and they would like to solicit articles from members for the newsletter, such as travelogues, how-to articles, review of favorite editing software, "how I made this image", and so forth. 
They want to hear from YOU, our members, so please reach out to them with your images and article ideas. Below are the links to their email addresses.

Tom's EMAIL 
Donna’s EMAIL



Need suggestions for places to go out and shoot???


Check out our information on Photo Shoot Locations at /d/b56444bf-9b6e-4ac3-a22d-b3e2f5f766be   or Click on the “Resources & Links” tab and then Click on “Photo Shoot Locations”.


SBCC COVID-19 Policy

  1. Up-to-date COVID vaccinations in-line with CDC recommendations are mandatory in order to attend all in-person meetings, including indoor meetups and workshops. Members are on the honor system to comply.
  1. Face masks are optional.
  1. SBCC is pleased to offer a hybrid format for those meetings that will be held in-person this season. Any members not comfortable attending will always have the option of joining remotely via Zoom or a similar streaming format.
  2. We will keep current with trends and regulations and may change our policy as needed.




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